Over the weekend we have had Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy Athletes in action at Bribie Triathlon # 3, Husky Triathlon and the previous weekend we had at Tweed Coast Enduro.
Over the weekend the imminent threat of Cyclone Oma threw a lot of scenarios out from the BOM. But fortunately we were spare apart from very strong gusty winds and huge surf which saw all beaches closed which also included the Pumicestone Passage. Due to this the swim was cancelled for the Bribie Triathlon which saw the format as run cycle run.
The long Course at Bribie was held over a 3km Run / 30km Cycle / and 8km Run while the short course consisted of 2km Run / 10 km Cycle / 3km Run. SCTA had a small contingent of athletes racing. Leading the Charge with category wins included Ron Craig (Clydesdale LC), Brett Stalley (55-59 LC) and Marilyn Shrapnel (70-74 SC). 2nd place on the podium went to Jessica Lee (35-39 LC) and Alana Park (20-24 LC) and in 3rd place was Pauline Ashley (45-49 SC).
Down at Husky Triathlon we had 3 athletes . In the 70.3 Simon Hearn lined up against some quality men in the Professional field. Simon finished 5th while Hannah Blanchett was 4th 25-29 years Female while Margo Mackintosh lined up in the 1/60/10 where she won 30-39 Years Female, was 1st Female and 8th Place Overall.
The previous weekend saw the Tweed Coast Enduro on where Nicholas Hull got some redemption from a puncture at Hell of the West. Nic lined up in the OPEN Males to finish 5th in a very competitive field. Also backing up from HOTW was Paul Marchant as well where he went 2 places better to land on the podium in the 25-29 with a 2nd Place. In the Enduro Teams where a team consisted of 3 members that did the full distance and times added together where we had Gyuhwang Lee have a great race coming in 14th place. In the Sprint Distance we had SCTA Club Member Kelly Anne Perkins dominate the female field to take the overall win and finish 4th overall.
Well done to all that Raced Bribie Triathlon Series # 3 - 24.02.19 Long Course 3km R / 30km C / 8km R Ron Craig - 1st Place Clydesdale Male Brett Stalley - 1st Place 55-59 Years Male Jessica Lee - 2nd Place 35-39 Years Female Alana Park - 2nd Place 20-24 Years Female
Short Course 2km R / 10 km C / 3km R Marilyn Shrapnel - 1st Place 70-74 Years Female Pauline Ashley - 3rd Place 45-49 Years Female
Husky Triathlon - 24.02.19 70.3 Simon Hearn - 5th Place Professional Male Hannah Blanchett - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female Classic 1/60/10 Margo Mackintosh - 1st Place 30-39 Years Female - 1st Female Overall
We had a small group of Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes head out to Goondiwindi for the Annual Hell of the West Triathlon over 2/80/20 and doubling as the Triathlon Queensland Long Course Championships.
The day before a sand storm rolled in followed by a thunderstorm just to let you know it is the Hell of the West. Race day was hot and humid and the racing was fast and furious.
SCTA Club Members Simon Hearn and Nicholas Hull lined up in the OPEN category chasing the $2500 winners cheque. Simon had a great day to just miss the podium in 4th place. Nicholas not so lucky after just getting on the bike he got a puncture and was forced to DNF
In the Age Group Paul Marchant (25-29) was another to just miss the podium in 4th but gained 3rd in Qld Long Course Title. Bragging rights in the Mr and Mrs Big Dog title went to the Mrs with Angie Hammond 6th (40-44) and Kevin Hammond 9th (40-44). Grant Cunning 25th (30-34) had a fun time out in his race. The emphasis is a little different these days for GC where he went out and enjoyed the experience with the family. Waving and high fives on the course to his girls.
The day before saw the Big Dog Pups in action in the Kids race. Both Jake and Zak Hammond had some fun out on the course. No results for them just a participation event for them.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Hell of the West - 10.02.19 - 2/80/20 Queensland Long Course Champs Simon Hearn - 4th Place OPEN Male Paul Marchant - 4th Place 25-29 Years Male - 3rd Qld Long Course Angie Hammond - 6th Place 40-44 Years Female Kevin Hammond - 9th Place 40-44 Years Male Grant Cunning - 25th Place 30-34 Years Male
A great weekend of racing from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at Noosa World Series Swim, Cradle Mountain 85km Ultra Run and at QTS # 6 at Caloundra.
1200 athletes converged on Caloundra for Round # 6 of the Queensland Triathlon Series. The wind was blowing, we had a few rain scuds come thru during the race and we had sunshine. Anyone thought we were in Melbourne!!
SCTA had a very strong showing in the races and dominated quite a few of the Age Categories. There was no Open Field in this round so the Open Competitors were back in their respective categories. SCTA recorded 6 x Age Group Wins / 2 x 2nd / 1 x 3rd / 3 x 4th / 4 x 5th. First 3 Overall Females and 6th and 10th Male. 5 female in top 20 and 2 male in top 20.
Leading the charge with Age Group wins went to Lucy Bowden (25-29 / 3rd Female Overall), Vicki Woodrow (60-64), Gary Turner (70-74) Team of Tania Gover, Emma Hogan, Kelly Enright (Female Team and 3rd Team Overall) and SCTA Club Members Romy Wolstencroft (16-19 / 1st Female Overall) Brittany Dutton (20-24 / 2nd Female Overall).
On the podium in 2nd was Chloe Turner (25-29) and Kitouli Wood (16-19 Enticer) while in 3rd was Maddison Dutton (20-24). Best Overall Male went to Michael Hooper in 6th place and 4th (20-24) just showing how strong his category was. Just missing the podium with 4th Places as well went to Ron Craig (90-99 Clydesdale) and Jan Harvey (55-59). 5th places went to Jake Hynes (16-19 / 10th Overall), Rebecca Howell (20-24), Orla Gallagher (35-39) and Heidi Craig (10-11 Kool Kids).
Top 10 finishes went to Norm Marsh 6th (Caloundra Tri Club), Ella Wooldridge 7th (16-19), Carol Wooldridge 7th (45+ Enticer), Erin Wooldridge 8th (14-15) and Angie Hammond 10th (40-44).
While in Tasmania, Kate Gazzard took on the Cradle Mountain 85km Ultra Run. It was going to be touch and go with the fire outbreak in Tasmania, but the weather gods came good and they were allowed to run. Kate said it was a tough slog with a cloud / mist cover and the course itself wasn't conducive to being able to run for a majority of the trail. Kate still soldiered on to finish 6th female and 24th overall in a time of 11:58.
Over the weekend we had a few Athletes at Noosa Main Beach for the World Series Swim Events over a variety of distances. Ryan Fisher took out the 2km 25-29. Other podium performances in 2nd were Janelle McCosker (3km 35-39), Jake Hammond (300 10-14) and Sam Penny (5km 45-49) with 3rd place to Zak Hammond (300 10-14).
On Saturday Night the Shults Family hit up Beerwah for the Beerwah @ Night Trail Run. Jazzy Shults was 2nd Female in the 10km, while in the Half Marathon Jen Shults was 10th Female and Scott Shults was 23rd Male.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below QTS # 6 Caloundra Tri - 03.02.19 - 750/20/5 Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 3rd Female Overall Brittany Dutton - 1st Place 20-24 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - 1st Female Overall Gary Turner - 1st Place 70-74 Years Male Vicki Woodrow - 1st Place 60-64 Years Female Tania Gover / Emma Hogan / Kelly Enright - 1st Female Teams - 3rd Team Overall Chloe Turner - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Female Maddison Dutton - 3rd Place 20-24 Years Female Michael Hooper - 4th Place 20-24 Years Male - 6th Overall Jan Harvey - 4th Place 55-59 Years Female Ron Craig - 4th Place 90-99kg Clydesdale Jake Hynes - 5th Place 16-19 Years Male - 10th Overall Rebecca Howell - 5th Place 20-24 Years Female Orla Gallagher - 5th Place 35-39 Years Female Norm Marsh - 6th Place Caloundra Tri Club Ella Wooldridge - 7th Place 16-19 Years Female Erin Wooldridge - 8th Place 14-15 Years Female Angie Hammond - 10th Place 40-44 Years Female Emma Dann - 12th Place 16-19 Years Female Macey Roberts - 13th Place 16-19 Years Female Jack Dann - 14th Place 14-15 Years Male Jessica Lee - 15th Place 35-39 Years Female Toni Weller - 16th Place 40-44 Years Female Tahlea Corcoran - 17th Place 16-19 Years Female Mark Corcoran - 17th Place 45-49 Years Male Jorja Matthews - 18th Place 14-15 Years Female Grant Elliot - 18th Place 45-49 Years Male Jericho Pogany - 20th Place 14-15 Years Male Kayleigh Foster - 20th Place 14-15 Years Female Lance Weatherburn - 24th Place 35-39 Years Male
Enticer - 300/10/2 Kitouli Wood - 2nd Place 16-19 Years Female Carol Wooldridge - 7th Place 45+ Female Mia Wooldridge - 14th Place U/14 Years Female
Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Heidi Craig - 5th Place 10-11 Years Female - 5th Female Overall Jake Hammond - 12th Place 10-11 Years Male Zak Hammond - 14th Place 7-9 Years Male Mia Davis - 38th Place 7-9 Years Male
Cradle Mountain 85km Ultra Run - 02.02.19 Kate Gazzard - 6th Place Female - 24th Overall
Noosa World Series Swim - 02.02.19 5km Sam Penny - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male 3km Janelle McCosker - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Female Gary Latimer - 6th Place 35-39 Years Male 2km Ryan Fisher - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male Angie Hammond - 14th Place 40-44 Years Female 1km Jake Hammond - 4th Place 10-14 Years Male Zak Hammond - 6th Place 10-14 Years Male 300m Jake Hammond - 2nd Place 10-14 Years Male Zak Hammond - 3rd Place 10-14 Years Male
Beerwah @ Night Trail Run - 02.02.19 Half Marathon Jen Shults - 10th Place Female Scott Shults - 23rd Place Male 10km Jazzy Shults - 2nd Place Female